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Product Design Rendering with Rhino and V-Ray

with Dave Schultze

Video: Welcome

Promote your design concepts better with beautiful product renderings built with Rhino and V-Ray.
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  1. 2m 55s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 33s
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 19m 34s
    1. Why use V-Ray?
      2m 33s
    2. Using recommended hardware
      4m 14s
    3. Customizing the interface
      2m 51s
    4. Installing V-Ray and DR Spawner
      5m 32s
    5. Quick tour of the rendering interface
      4m 24s
  3. 17m 45s
    1. Geeky definitions you should know
      5m 3s
    2. Activating V-Ray and understanding its approach
      5m 9s
    3. Critical quality settings
      5m 9s
    4. The new physical camera vs. the old default camera
      2m 24s
  4. 19m 54s
    1. Mastering the keys to a great product rendering
      3m 24s
    2. Learning from bad renderings
      7m 4s
    3. Modeling tips for awesome renders
      9m 26s
  5. 29m 32s
    1. Introduction to backdrop studio types
      3m 34s
    2. Dave's Glow-Wall Studio
      6m 54s
    3. Lighting settings and strategies
      6m 6s
    4. Using the new Dome Light for image-based lighting (IBL)
      7m 17s
    5. Camera settings and strategies
      5m 41s
  6. 36m 6s
    1. Exploring recommended material types
      7m 10s
    2. Using the toon material for serious renders
      5m 2s
    3. Creating text and logos with maps
      9m 14s
    4. Creating text and logos with Dave's tips
      7m 26s
    5. Digging deeper into materials
      7m 14s
  7. 27m 53s
    1. Using the video Frame Buffer
      4m 47s
    2. Introducing alpha channels
      5m 0s
    3. Making new backgrounds
      4m 41s
    4. Generating a vignette "highlight" effect
      6m 0s
    5. Creating depth of field
      7m 25s
  8. 20m 15s
    1. Organizing your studio
      5m 6s
    2. The real-time render engine
      5m 50s
    3. Dave's random and useful tips and tricks
      9m 19s
  9. 45s
    1. Goodbye

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Product Design Rendering with Rhino and V-Ray
Video Duration: 0s 2h 54m Intermediate


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Make your design concepts more compelling with product renderings created in Rhino and V-Ray. Join Dave Schultze for a fun, retro-inspired project—a "Fish-Eye Frame" media player—and learn everything you need to know about rendering product designs with Rhino. Discover what makes a good product rendering (and what makes a bad one). Then find out how to set up your virtual photo studio: arranging your camera, backdrop, and lighting for maximum impact.

Dave will also show how to customize materials, add text and logos to your design, and trick out your render in post with new backgrounds and special effects. The workflow chapter contains bonus tips designed to speed up and smooth out the entire rendering and compositing process.

Topics include:
  • Installing and activating V-Ray
  • Modeling tips for awesome renders
  • Using Dave's Glow-Wall Studio
  • Setting up lighting and cameras
  • Exploring materials
  • Creating text and logos
  • Making new backgrounds
  • Adding depth of field
  • Organizing your studio
3D + Animation CAD
Rhino V-Ray


Hello, this is Dave Schultze and welcome to Rendering for Product Design with Rhino and V-Ray. Using a retro inspired design research project called The Fish Eye Frame, we'll learn my favorite techniques for creating beautiful renderings. These techniques are designed to help you sell or promote all of your design concepts. I'll start off by showing the difference between a good rendering and a bad rendering. Then, I'll show you how to set up your own virtual photography studio, and how to effectively arrange the camera, backdrop, and lighting.

We'll then dig deeper and check out ways to customize your materials, graphics, and how to save time with some compositing tips. We'll be covering all of these features, plus lots of my favorite personal tips and tricks, and try to make a rendering fun. All right, let's get going with Rendering for Product Design with Rhino and V-Ray.

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